CINNAMON DOUGHNUTS WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Prep time 15 mins Cooking time 20 mins Makes 12-14 doughnuts
125ml fresh cream 100g dark chocolate, chopped 100g sugar 280g cake flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp nutmeg Salt, a pinch 1 egg
1 tbsp butter, melted 125ml milk Oil, for deep frying Cinnamon sugar (100g white sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon powder)
Heat cream until boiling and pour over the chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts. Set aside. Sift the dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl. Mix egg, butter and milk together. Pour two-thirds of it into the bowl with the dry mix and stir well. Add the remaining mixture gradually until you have a firm dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Leave to rest for 20 minutes. Roll the batter out, 2cm thick. Use a round cookie cutter of 3cm and press discs out. Heat oil until medium warm and add few of the dough discs. Fry for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and roll immediately in the cinnamon sugar. Serve warm with the chocolate sauce.
Hint: The oil must not be too hot, or else the doughnuts will brown before being cooked in the centre.